Cochran: State Department should stay out of Nissan labor issues

nissan-logoCANTON — The U.S. Department of State would do well to focus on pressing international matters rather than trying to help establish a labor union at the Nissan manufacturing plant in Canton, U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) says.

The United Auto Workers (UAW), with the IndustriALL Global Union, has asked the State Department to help them promote organized labor at the Nissan plant.

“I’m proud of the growing manufacturing sector in Mississippi, which includes automotive plants that provide thousands of jobs to Mississippians,” Cochran said. “With all that’s going on in the world, the United States Department of State should concentrate on enhancing U.S. security interests and promoting peace around the world rather than interfering in domestic labor activities. Mississippians can decide for themselves how they want to handle these issues.”

The UAW has complained that Nissan is hindering unionization efforts by violating standards set by the international Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

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